Using the Cinema 4D Collision Deformer in a 2D Workflow

In this tutorial I’m going to explore a few of the many uses of the Cinema 4D Collision Deformer and show you how you can achieve a ‘squash & stretch’ animation without adding any keyframes!  The Collision Deformer is super powerful and allows you to emulate types of animations that would traditionally be created by using Softbody Dynamics.  The Collision Deformer allows you to define an object that will collide into and deform, smashing or pushing the geometry of the object that has the collision deformer applied to it.  I’ll show you how to use the collision deformer along with others to create some fun animations that lends itself to a lot of experimentation!   I’ll even dive into some brief Cappuccino to record my movement in the viewport as keyframes! All that and much more in this jam packed tutorial!

If you have any questions, be sure to hit me in the comments below!  Have fun and if you make something with this technique, be sure to share it!  Enjoy!

Learn more about the Jiggle Deformer Here

Learn more about Cappuccino & Keyframe Reduction Here

Learn the basics of Sketch & Toon in my tutorial here

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How to Create a 2D Liquid Reveal in Cinema 4D

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In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a liquid-y 2D reveal or transition wipe in Cinema 4D.    First I’ll go over how I used the Sketch Materials Adjustment options to create a stylized print offset look to my Sketch & Toon object.  Next, I’ll cover how I used a 3D gradient to create the 2D wipe transition as well as going over a little Xpresso to be able to control the gradient wipe with a pair of Nulls.  Finally, I will briefly go over how I used Sketch & Toon Opacity options to fade on strokes over time.

Huge thanks to Tieh-Fei Yu for donating his shoe model that I used in this tutorial!

If you have any questions, be sure to hit me in the comments below!  Have fun and if you make something with this technique, be sure to share it!  Enjoy!

Download Eyedesyn Sketch & Toon Model Free Pack

Learn the basics of Sketch & Toon in my tutorial here

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Eyedesyn Sketch & Toon Model Free Pack

bannerInterested in digging into Sketch & Toon and want some S&T ready 3D models to experiment with?  This pack is just for you!  Enjoy these 18 total royalty free, commercially ready under Creative Commons models to dive in and start playing around with the Sketch & Toon style and for using in your own projects.  Thanks to all of those who generously donated to the pack.

If YOU have a model that you think would be a nice addition to the pack, be sure to e-mail me!

Download the Eyedesyn Sketch & Toon Model Free Pack here

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Learn the basics of Sketch & Toon in my tutorial here

Examples of what’s included in the pack:

Shoes by Tieh-Fei Yu

Shoes

iMac by Joakim Ulseth

iMac

Gifts by Stephen Anderson

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Turntable by Martin Thul

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Traffic by Mateusz Marczak

Cars

Wacom Pen by EJ Hassenfratz
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Cinema 4D Holiday Ornament Shader Pack Vol. 2

As a big “thank you” to you, the motion graphics community, I’ve updated my holiday ornament pack, now with even more goodness!  Volume 2 expands upon the very successful volume 1 pack released two years ago.

New in Volume 2:
• improved textures
• more than double the textures (over 50 now!)
• 3 new ornament types

Volume 2 Includes:
• a nicely lit scene file with four base ornament bulb models ready for texturing
• all the textures from volume 1, plus the new volume 2 textures all within the .lib4d

Download Cinema 4D Holiday Ornament Shader Pack Volume 2

To install, just place the .lib4d file into your “browser” folder, restart C4D and it should show up in your Content Browser.  You can mix and match colors and textures to produce hundreds of combinations of ornaments types!  Enjoy!

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Make sure to check out my free holiday model pack for Cinema 4D from a couple years ago below.  It has presents, ribbon bows, and Christmas lights!

Download Cinema 4D Holiday Model Pack

Holiday Pack Ornaments

Disclaimer:  There were a couple of these textures where Biomekk’s EnhanceC4D was used.   You’ll need to buy EnhanceC4D from Biomekk.com for a few of these textures to work.

Thanks to @ridvanmaloku from Plastic-Pistols.com for allowing me to use his tree model.  He did an awesome tutorial on how he made his Christmas tree using Cinema 4D’s Hair module.  Check it out here:  Tree Tutorial

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Free Cinema 4D Model: T-Shirt

Figured I’d give all those who didn’t win the Text Edge FX contest, and all you other folks out there a consolation prize.  A free t-shirt model!  Has a nice fabric texture included and the eyedesyn logo so your next character model is going to be rockin in style!  This file is compatible with R13 and I also included an .OBJ file for those with R12 and below or any other 3D software.  Have fun!

Download T-shirt Model Here

Free Cinema 4D Model Pack: Night at the Oscars

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Almost time for Oscar’s and here’s a free model pack for your award winning mograph!

Included in this pack is:

Oscar, himself
Movie Theater w/ Customizable Marquee
Xpresso rigged rolling red carpet
Velvet Ropes
Spotlight
…and the Envelope holding the Oscar winner!

Compatible with R12 & above.

Download Night at the Oscars Pack

Free #C4D Model: Jumbotron

Here’s a model I whipped up awhile ago for a basketball spot, now available for you to use with whatever you want!  Use some Camera Tracker and 3D track this jumbotron in your living room.  Or whatever.  Just switch out my eyedesyn logo textures and put in whatever video or animation in.  This file is compatible with R13 and I also included an .OBJ file for those with R12 and below or any other 3D software.  Have fun!

Download Jumbotron C4D Model Here

Free #C4D Model: Girder/Scaffolding

Girder/Scaffolding

Girder/Scaffolding

Another free Cinema4D model for you today, this one is of a metal scaffolding/girder.  I used this in a industrial looking promo for the an NHL team and figured I’d let all you fine folks mess around with it.  Included in the download is a C4D 12 or higher compatible file, along with an .OBJ for those of you stuck in R11 or earlier.  Enjoy!

Download C4D Girder/Scaffolding Model

Free Cinema 4D New Years 3D Model Pack

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Holiday season isn’t over yet!  Here’s some more freebies that you can ring in the new year with!  Included in this New Years model pack is a noise maker that is rigged & animated using Xpresso, a party hat, and some streamers.  As always, I’ve included .OBJ versions, but unfortunately with the noise maker, the animated Xpresso version won’t be available for those with other 3D programs, but in the OBJ versions, I have included a model of both the noise maker furled & unfurled.  Enjoy, and I’ll see you in 2012!

Download New Years Model Pack

 

 

Holiday Bulb Ornament #C4D Shader Pack

Holiday Shader PackIt’s 25 days until Christmas, so here are 25 holiday ornament shaders for Cinema 4D to help you pass time until Christmas!  Included in this pack are a ornament bulb model, all the textures I made for the pack with the .lib4d so you can just put it into your “browser” folder and it should show up in your Content Browser.  You can mix and match colors and textures to produce over 40 combinations of ornaments!  Enjoy!

The new, improved, and still FREE Holiday Shader Pack Volume 2 just released!  Be sure to check it out here:

Download Holiday Ornament Shader Pack Volume 2

It’s chock full of over 50 bulb ornament textures all packed nicely in a single .lib4d folder for Cinema 4D.

Disclaimer:  There were a couple of these textures where I used Biomekk’s EnhanceC4D, so let me know if it’s giving you errors.  If it is, I’m assuming you need to buy EnhanceC4D from Biomekk.com for it to work.

Thanks to @ridvanmaloku from Plastic-Pistols.com for allowing me to use his tree model.  He did an awesome tutorial on how he made his Christmas tree using Cinema 4D’s Hair module.  Check it out here:  Tree Tutorial

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